Friday, October 30, 2009

Canon - 33 New Products

Ok - here is goes - a long list of new products from Canon:

Canon PowerShot A480
Canon Powershot SX200 IS
Canon Posershot D10
Canon Powershot A2100
Canon Powershot A1100 IS
Canon IXUS 110 IS
Canon IXUS 100
Canon IXUS 95 IS
Canon SELPHY CP780
Canon PhotoDV DC410 Camcorder
Canon PhotoDV DC420 Camcorder
Canon VIXIA FS21 Camcorder
Canon VIXIA FS22 Camcorder
Canon VIXIA FS200 Camcorder
Canon PIXMA MX328 inkjet printer
Canon PIXMA MX338 inkjet printer
Canon PIXMA MX868 inkjet printer
Canon PIXMA Pro 9000 Mark II inkjet printer
Canon PIXMA Pro 9500 Mark II inkjet printer

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Office Depot Earnings

Office Depot reported a net loss of $413 million, or $1.51 a share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 26. In the prior-year period, it reported a loss of $7 million, or 2 cents a share.
Sales were down 17 percent, to $3 billion from $3.65 billion a year ago.
Excluding charges, Boca Raton-based Office Depot (NYSE: ODP) reported a loss of $21 million, or 8 cents a share, compared to a loss of $2 million, or a penny a share, one year ago.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Models

We found these new models, which all their respective supplies have been added to the cross reference database -

OKI (OKIDATA) ES 4300 DN - (09401251)
OKI (OKIDATA) ES 4300 N - (09401250)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Free HP Printing Software, Show your true Cost!

Would Hewlett Packard offer this software for free? Doubt it.... Color Laser printing costs exposed with a "Printing Cost Estimator" software program.

Do you know what your actual cost is to print a document?

With this "Per Page Printing" costing software, you will have an idea.

It also comes with some additional features:
  • You can select a specific area of your document to get an estimate of the page coverage.
  • Calculate Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black page Coverage of a PDF file or Postscript file.
  • Perimeter coverage measuring of an area of your screen.
  • Adjustment of user's measuring coverage area of the documents.
  • Adjust to your measuring units, pica, inches, centimeters

Now you can estimate your cost price of the page before you hit Control "P", that's a short cut for the print command.

The Print Coverage program sits in your system tray.
Works with Window 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT and Windows XP

Download the color toner Per Page Printing Costs Estimator software.

This color toner Coverage software is a unique tool for PrintShops, Print Management Service Providers and the end-users. With this software tool you can calculate cost per page for printing before you print.

This software will help you to estimate price both from paper density, paper format and original color density. So you will be able to optimize pages you print to spend less on color toner cartridges and save money.

Download it now and tell us your thoughts......

Monday, October 26, 2009

Advance with Canon Imagerunners

No pretty pictures on the machines or supplies - just new cross reference information of Canon Supplies.

Imagerunner Advance C5030
Imagerunner Advance C5035
Imagerunner Advance C5051
Imagerunner Advance C5045
Imagerunner Advance C7055
Imagerunner Advance C7065
Imagerunner Advance C9065 Pro
Imagerunner Advance C9075 Pro

New Supplies
NPG-46 Drum & Toner Supplies
NPG-45 Drum & Toner Supplies
NPG-47 Drum & Toner Supplies
NPG-48 Drum & Toner Supplies

Check the cross reference of Canon Supplies

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Top 10 Ways To Save on Office Supplies

Suprisingly the number one expense in office supplies is.....?  We will tell you at the of this post.

Here are some tips you can use to cut costs in purchasing and maintaining office supplies:

Duplex or Double sided printing - where possible print on both sides of the paper. This has the potential to reduce spending on printing paper by a maximum of 50%.

Set printer preference to "low" quality - This helps to reduce the cost in ink or toner for projects that do not require high quality print outs.

Buying in Bulk
- Most office supply stores will offer competitive discounted on buying in large quantities.

Online Documents - Customize your documents to be signed online where possible. This minimizes the use of paper.

Online Collaboration
- Use Google Docs or Windows Live for sharing and editing files instead of printing documents.

Centralize your inventory - Take inventory of all the office supplies you have available right now and transfer them to central locations where they can be easily found. So by ensuring that there are adequate supplies in your central inventory and keep that restocked, there is less reason for members of your staff to hoard.

Learn when to buy
- Office Supply Stores have peak seasons and off seasons. Usually, office supply stores will offer discounts, rebates or sales on supplies during the summer months, so try to stock up on what you need before you have to pay full price. On the other hand, paper suppliers tend to try to raise prices during the early months of the year, and if you use a lot of paper, you may avoid price increases by purchasing a year’s supply in December.

Compare Toners to Toners - Some suppliers will offer inferior goods at a slight discount. Most likely, you will not be satisfied with these goods and they will not reflect well on your business. By shopping multiple sources, you will often be able to find quality goods at the same or lower price than the inferior ones.

Recycle - You can save yourself a lot of money by recycling. Instead of tossing the used ink cartridges, take them to an ink-refilling company.  You can even sell your spent cartridges.

Recycle - You can save additional money by recycling paper. Instead of tossing the junk faxes, re-use the paper for meeting notes.

Compare Office Supplies Prices - We built a free to to compare Office Depot to Office Max prices at one - all for free - 

The number one expense in the business for office supplies is - Paper, then Toner or Ink

So check it out, was is the number one expense in your office for supplies?

Documents Regarding Office Depot Allegations

The documents that are available on the internet regarding David Sherwin allegations and Office Depot.  We actually found the email that David sent to the president of Office Depot.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Wheels of Justice are in Motion for Nukote & Depot

Not much to see yet - but looks like the wheels of justice are starting to roll. It looks like a little bit of legal activity is going on in Tennessee.  From Justia

Does Nukote have financing lined up to come out of bankruptcy yet? 
Nukote International, Inc. v. Office Depot, Inc.

Plaintiff: Nukote International, Inc.
Defendant: Office Depot, Inc.

Case Number: 3:2009cv00921
Filed: October 2, 2009

Court: Tennessee Middle District Court
Office: Nashville Office [ Court Info ]
County: Davidson
Presiding Judge: District Judge Aleta A. Trauger

Nature of Suit: Bankruptcy - Withdrawal
Cause: 28:0157 Motion for Withdrawal of Reference
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Jury Demanded By: None

If I had 3 Billions Dollars?

In Cash - Really, would you do this?

Cisco makes recommended cash offer to acquire TANDBERG for $3 billion

Cisco Systems Inc. announced Thursday a definitive agreement for Cisco to launch a recommended voluntary cash offer to acquire TANDBERG.

TANDBERG, based in Oslo, Norway, and New York, is a provider of video communications, including a range of video endpoint and network infrastructure solutions with intercompany and multi-vendor interoperability. With this proposed acquisition, Cisco will expand its collaboration portfolio to offer more solutions to a larger number of customers, further accelerating market adoption globally.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will commence a cash tender offer to purchase all the outstanding shares of TANDBERG for 153.5 Norwegian Kroner per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $3.0 billion. This represents an 11.0 percent premium to the previous day closing price of TANDBERG's stock, and a 25.2 percent premium to the three-month volume weighted average closing price for TANDBERG's stock. The proposal was recommended unanimously by TANDBERG's board of directors.

The acquisition is expected to close during the first half of calendar year 2010, though the close date is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory review in the United States and elsewhere. Cisco expects the acquisition to be accretive to Cisco's non-GAAP earnings in fiscal year 2011.

TANDBERG's 1,500 employees globally, with innovation centers in Norway and the United Kingdom, will be important as Cisco's team continues to drive video innovation and growth. Upon completion of the transaction, TANDBERG's CEO Fredrik Halvorsen will lead the new TelePresence Technology Group, reporting to Marthin De Beer, senior vice president of Cisco's Emerging Technologies Group.
"Cisco and TANDBERG have remarkably similar cultures and a shared vision to change the way the world works through collaboration and video communications technologies," said Cisco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Chambers. "Collaboration is a $34 billion market and is growing rapidly -- enabled by networked Web 2.0 technologies. This acquisition showcases Cisco's financial strength and ability to quickly capture key market transitions for growth."

“Cisco and TANDBERG share a vision of changing the way people communicate and collaborate," said TANDBERG Chief Executive Officer, Fredrik Halvorsen. "This transaction is a vote of confidence, not just in TANDBERG but in our technology and our people. The combination of world-class technologies, Cisco's global scale, and exceptional people from both organizations will enable us to accelerate innovation and market adoption."

Cisco's collaboration vision is to enable a sustainable, new level of enterprise productivity, agility and innovation by transforming the way people interact, share knowledge and deliver productive outcomes within and across organizations. TelePresence and high-quality video have redefined how users communicate through high-quality video experiences, and are becoming a larger segment of the broader collaboration market.

So how would you spend 3 BILLIONS DOLLARS IN CASH?